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Planning Minutes 09/20/2017

SOUTH BERWICK PLANNING BOARD
Regular Meeting
Date: 9-20-2017
ROLL CALL:
Present: Paul Steinhauer, William Straub, Mallory Cook, Joseph Rousselle, CEO and Kathy Connor SMPDC
 
Absent: Manley Gove, Warren Spencer
 
CALL TO ORDER:
Mr. Steinhauer called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.
 
MINUTES APPROVAL:
Motion to table approval of 6/21/17 minutes
 
Motion to approve minutes of 7/19/17 by Mr. Straub, second by Ms. Cook.  VOTE: 3-0
 
PUBLIC AUDIENCE:
Luke Edgar, 87 Academy Street
Chester Hooper, 24 Golden Eagle Rd, Pittsburg, NH
Jason Hooper, 13 Emerys Bridge Rd, South Berwick, ME
Adam Hooper, Intervale, NH
Tom Howarth, 19 Lords Lane
 
CORRESPONDENCE:  
Construction observation services of Punkintown Place submitted by Attar Engineering on 9/20/17.  Mr. Straub stated that he would like Mr. Rousselle to look into and follow up on Mr. Chamberlain’s comments on stabilization and erosion control at site.
 
NEW BUSINESS:  MSP # 17 – 004 Chester Hooper Restaurant in I – 1 Zone (Tom Howarth) Punkintown Rd Map 1 Lot 34
The Hooper family has been in the business for over 20 years and has been very successful and Mr. Chester Hooper provided a brochure and sample menu for the Planning Board to look at. 
 
Mr. Straub had a question about where this process is and why is it before the Board tonight?  An application has been submitted but it does not address the requirements of a major site plan review.  Ms. Connor said that the Board always has the opportunity to informally discuss a project with the applicant.  She will be working closely with the applicant to make sure requirements are met.  The Board can ask questions and give applicants from guidance of what they definitely want to see.
 
Mr. Straub would urge the applicant to get professional help to get application together.  This is a change of use and the applicant needs to go through the proper procedures. 
 
The restaurant is proposed to be 4000 sq. ft. with an entrance in the back of the building.  Ms. Connor said that the restaurant would require 43 parking spaces and the plan calls for 88-90 on the plan.
 
Mr. Steinhauer asked if there is a way for the Planning Board to determine what has already been submitted and that can be re-used and is acceptable and for this change of use and then advice the applicant what are the other items that are needed.
 
Mr. Howarth presented the Board with a picture of what the building will look like.  He also submitted a letter from Jim Nettles in regards to water supply at property.
 
OLD BUSINESS: Continued Ordinance Review
 
OTHER:
Mr. Edgar wanted to speak to the Planning Board in reference to Police Station being built on Rt. 236.  Curious if any variances were necessary for Police Station to be built at this location.  Mr. Straub stated that this subject has not come before the Planning Board yet so they do not know much more than Mr. Edgar.  Mr. Steinhauer stated that at this point questions should be directed to Perry Ellsworth or the Town Council.
 
The Planning Board also briefly discussed the current legislature, etc. regarding marijuana.
 
MEMBER COMMENTS:
 
 
Motion by Ms. Cook and second by Mr. Straub to adjourn the Regular Meeting at 7:33 p.m.  VOTE: 3-0
 
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